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Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing
and treating oral diseases-both to protect teeth and gums, and
also to protect patients'
are graduates of accredited dental hygiene education programs in colleges and
universities, and must take a written national board examination and a clinical
examination before they are licensed to practice. In addition to treating
patients directly, dental hygienists may also work as educators, researchers,
The Dental Hygiene Class of 2012 had a
100% pass rate on the National Dental Hygiene Board
Exam. The program is now in it eighth year with 100% of the
students passing the exam.